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Homemade Pesto Sauce

1 cup packed fresh basil leaves washed and dried, large stems removed

1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

2 tablespoons pine nuts

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup grated Parmesan

Place the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in your food processor. Process for a few seconds, until coarsely chopped.

Add the salt, pepper, and oil. Process until smooth and fully combined, about 30 seconds, stopping to scrape the sides with a spatula if necessary.

Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and mix in the cheese.

Check the consistency of the sauce. If it seems too dry, add a tablespoon of olive oil. If it's too liquid, add a tablespoon of parmesan.

Use immediately, or cover, refrigrate, and allow the flavors to meld for a few hours. Stir again before using.

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 10 min


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